Fishing Tips

Bass Fishing Bluegill Beds: Side Imaging and Shaky Head Tips

Targeting bluegill beds with a shaky head worm is an effective way to catch post-spawn bass, but finding beds can be challenging, especially in dirty or dark water. Wired2Fish’s Mitch Anderson demonstrates the power of side imaging to find shallow-water bluegill beds when the naked eye falls short.


Anderson prefers a stand-up shaky head jig and worm combination for slipping through grass and presenting bass a visible and tempting target. He shares his go-to rod, reel, and line set up for this system and why a short fluorocarbon leader is better than a longer one when fishing around grass.